MICHAEL Y. BENNETT is Associate Professor of English and affiliated faculty in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre and Literature of the Absurd (2015); Narrating the Past through Theatre (2012); Words, Space, and the Audience (2012); and Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (2011)/(Pb 2013). He is also the editor of Oscar Wilde's Society Plays (2015); with, Benjamin D. Carson, Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (2012)/(Pb 2014); and Refiguring Oscar Wilde’s Salome (2011). In addition, he is Editor of the book series, New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies.
He was a UW System Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities in Spring 2014, and he was the 2015 recipient of the UW-Whitewater Award for Outstanding Research.